Stories tagged: Maduro
Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, noon
Trump administration met with, but rebuffed, Venezuelan officers who said they were plotting a coup, officials say
The Trump administration met several times last year and early this year with Venezuelan military officers purporting to be dissidents plotting a coup against President Nicolas Maduro, but ultimately rebuffed …
Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 1 p.m.
The investigation into an assassination attempt on Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro using drones has widened to include the arrest of two high-ranking military officers, the nation’s top prosecutor said Tuesday.
Sun., Aug. 5, 2018, 6:15 p.m.
Investigators searched a blackened apartment building Sunday where witnesses described seeing a drone and then hearing a thunderous explosion in what President Nicolas Maduro called an assassination attempt by the …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 9:46 p.m.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro dodged an apparent assassination attempt when drones armed with explosives detonated while he was delivering a speech to hundreds of soldiers being broadcast live on television, …
Mon., May 21, 2018, 8:41 a.m.
A growing roster of nations condemned Venezuela’s
UPDATED: Sun., May 20, 2018, 8:58 p.m.
Voting centers across Venezuela’s capital city appeared largely empty during elections on Sunday despite assurances from government officials that millions had turned out to vote by mid-morning.
Thu., March 1, 2018, 9:26 a.m.
A top Venezuelan official says the government has reached an agreement with several opposition parties to delay presidential elections by a month.
Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 10:45 a.m.
A prominent Venezuelan politician appeared to be breaking ranks on Tuesday with the opposition coalition by challenging leader Nicolas Maduro in the upcoming presidential election.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 4:10 p.m.
President Nicolas Maduro is doubling-down on plans to concentrate power by calling Wednesday for early congressional elections to coincide with a presidential vote in April that opponents hours earlier said …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 1:36 p.m.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday that he’s ready to seek re-election as the ruling socialist party pushes forward voting in a bid to consolidate its power in the face …
Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 12:39 p.m.
Venezuela’s former oil czar resigned as ambassador to the United Nations Tuesday on what he said were orders from President Nicolas Maduro, a sign of growing divisions in the ruling …
Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 2:26 p.m.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says his government will launch a cryptocurrency to fight what he calls a financial “blockade” by the Trump administration against the socialist-run country.
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
The ousted mayor of Caracas pledged to spread his protest against Venezuela’s socialist government across the world as he arrived in Spain on Saturday, a day after escaping from house …
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 9:34 a.m.
Venezuela’s government has released two prominent opposition activists it has held for more than a year without trial, one of them a Spanish citizen, as President Nicolas Maduro looks to …
Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 8:20 a.m.
Venezuela’s president says his socialist government will begin restructuring a foreign debt estimated at more than $120 billion, saying U.S. financial sanctions are crippling the oil-dependent economy’s ability to pay.
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 9:07 a.m.
Elections in Venezuela on Sunday could tilt a majority of the country’ 23 governorships back into opposition control for the first time in nearly two decades of socialist party rule …
Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 10:08 a.m.
Facing potentially debilitating oil sanctions from the Trump administration, the Caracas government is searching desperately for new ways to get its most valuable commodity – oil – to awaiting buyers.
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 3:18 p.m.
This year’s U.N. gathering of world leaders put an immediate spotlight Tuesday on deep differences on tackling crises from North Korea to global warming: France’s president urged world leaders to …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 3:03 p.m.
Venezuelan authorities have opened an investigation into the wife of a prominent opposition activist under house arrest after finding a large amount of cash in her car.
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 2:42 p.m.
CARACAS, Venezuela – A small army of red-shirted workers mop the linoleum floors as their supervisors, sitting under a giant portrait of Hugo Chavez, look on. By the meltdown standards …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 5:01 p.m.
Venezuelan authorities said Wednesday they would seek the arrest of ousted chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega’s husband for allegedly running a $6 million extortion ring with corrupt prosecutors under her supervision.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 8:53 p.m.
President Nicolas Maduro asked the pro-government constitutional assembly Monday to investigate the opposition for allegedly supporting Donald Trump’s remarks on using military action to resolve Venezuela’s political crisis.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
President Donald Trump has said he wouldn’t rule out military action against Venezuela in response to the country’s descent into political chaos following President Nicolas Maduro’s power grab. Venezuela’s government …
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 9:05 p.m.
Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro at home and abroad tried again Wednesday to pressure the socialist leader into halting his plans to rewrite Venezuela’s constitution though there was no public …
UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017, 3:39 p.m.
A few thousand protesters attempted to reach Venezuela’s Supreme Court Saturday before clashing with national guardsmen and largely dispersing by late afternoon – a disappointing turnout for opponents of President …
Wed., July 5, 2017, 4:17 p.m.
Pro-government militias wielding wooden sticks and metal bars stormed congress on Wednesday and attacked opposition lawmakers during a special session coinciding with Venezuela’s independence day.
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 6:27 p.m.
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley on Thursday urged the international community to take action to deal with the worsening crisis in Venezuela where she said “people are starving while their government …
UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 11:08 p.m.
Opposition protests in Venezuela took a deadly turn again Wednesday when a teenager was killed at a march demanding an end to the government’s push to rewrite the struggling nation’s …
UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 7:32 p.m.
The U.S. has slapped new sanctions on eight members of Venezuela’s Supreme Court, accusing them of abusing power and damaging their nation’s democratic fabric as the Trump administration raises concerns …
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 6:23 p.m.
Students held demonstrations across Caracas Thursday as a two-month-old protest movement that shows no signs of letting up claimed more lives.